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Donald Trump strode into the gaudy Venetian, in Las Vegas, for the CNN-Facebook Republican presidential debate, with a primary lead for the history books. As Weekly Standard put it, “Trump’s lead over his primary opponents is larger than both Ronald Reagan’s was in the 1980 race, and George H. W Bush’s was in the 1988 contest.”

Not that you’d know it from the media’s Trump-In-Decline School Of Alternate Reality, but “on a national level, Trump is clearly in a stronger position than Hillary Clinton is.”

So, while Trump’s debate was meaty on meaning; thin on policy—“our country doesn’t win anymore. We don’t win on trade. We don’t win on the military. We can’t defeat ISIS. We’re not taking care of our great people, the veterans—the candidate was comfortably presidential and graciously conciliatory to the tools of the Republican Party organ.

The Republican National Committee had been plotting to stop a Trump nomination by forcing a procedural sleight of hand—a brokered convention—warranted only when a candidate fails to secure the most delegates in the primaries. Republican Party kingmakers and monied interests had also convened to float the possibility of supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton—anything to thwart Trump.

Yet humbly did Trump profess his total commitment “to the Republican Party.”

I feel very honored to be the front runner. And I think I’ll do very well if I’m chosen. If I’m so fortunate to be chosen, I think I’ll do very well. Polls have come out recently saying I would beat Hillary. I will do everything in my power to beat Hillary Clinton, I promise you.

So it is hoped that by professing his great respect for the Republican brass in Vegas, Trump has not let down his guard or “sold out.”

Other than the conciliatory tone, there were no surprises about Trump’s performance at “the final Republican debate before the election year begins.”

The Lines—”We either have a country or we don’t have one, I want a strong border and a wall, walls work, ask the Israelis”—all worked for the umpteenth time.

Touchingly Trumpian, too, was the, “I don’t want our country to be taken away from us, and that’s what’s happening. The policies that we’ve suffered under other presidents have been a disaster for our country. We want to make America great again. And Jeb [Bush], in all fairness, he doesn’t believe that.”

The early, second-tier Republican performers remained hopelessly afflicted with War Tourette’s, even spoiling for skirmishes with Russia. Gov. Mike Huckabee distinguished himself by coming closer than all contenders in seriously commenting about Islam: “[Our job] is not to protect the reputation of Islam. It is to protect Americans first and foremost.”

Both Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz may have believed themselves to be brave when they repeated the term “radical Islamic terrorism.” Uttering it is supposed to signal seriousness about terrorism, in Republican circles. It signals confusion.

The mouthful, “radical Islamic terrorism,” is itself an error because it’s a redundancy. Islam is radical. It has never undergone a reformation. Most Muslims do not act on their radical religion, but the authentic, un-reformed Islam is dormant in the faithful.

Gratitude is owed to moderator Wolf Blitzer for reminding the likes of Sen. Lindsey Graham, who yelled his yearning for George Bush—that after 9/11, it was “W” who told the nation that Islam was peace. Predictably, Graham, who polls a steady 0 percent with Americans, maintained his lead with the news nitworks. More than anyone at the kiddy dais, Graham’s fulminations excited the dark desires of CNN “analyst” Gloria Borger. Women love an energetic regime changer.

Another neoconservative, Sen. Marco Rubio, became the object of Sen. Rand Paul’s barbs. The Rand Rubio offensive was wise and well-rewarded. Alas, Rand, who shone during the debate, forgot to back off Donald Trump. Who knows? If Rand stops nipping at The Donald’s heels, Trump might give the little guy a position as Secretary of State, in charge of foreign policy. And that would be a good thing.

On the foreign policy front, an alliance emerged that saw Trump, Paul and Cruz unite to advance an America First foreign policy, and to volubly oppose the foreign policy forays of Rubio aka Genghis Bush aka Dick Cheney aka Jeb Bush aka John Kasich aka Carly Fiorina.

Thus when Chris Christie—who also shares the ideological cockpit with the neoconservatives—vowed to down Russian planes if they crossed a no fly zone he’d establish in Syria; Paul was quick to interject: “There’s your candidate to start World War III.”

“If we want to defeat terrorism, the boots on the ground need to be Arab boots on the ground,” insisted Sen. Paul splendidly. Then he went and spoiled it all by saying something stupid like, “If we ban Muslim immigration, the terrorists will have won.”

“The terrorists win if Americans don’t do as the politicians say” is reverse psychology and cliché rolled into one. The prez also keeps saying, “Dare do x, y or z on matters Muslim, and you guarantee that ISIS wins.” Or, “ISIS wants you to do x, y, and z.”

First, how do these asses know what ISIS wants? Or, are Barack Obama and Sen. Paul simply ass-uming they know? It is more likely the two politicians are using reverse psychology to get Americans to comply with their own wishes.

In any event, if ISIS wants you, America, to do what in your estimation is best for you–perhaps ISIS is right and the president is wrong. Perhaps ISIS is right and Rand Paul is wrong.

So, Sen. Paul, we’ll take that long moratorium on Muslim immigration. It’s a winner for Americans. If ISIS approves, too, so be it. ISIS is happy; we are happy; everybody is happy; we all win.

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After being set up for a confrontation, Both Trump and Cruz refused to beat up on each other. CNN moderator Dana Bash looked dejected, but was infinitely better behaved and more able than Fox News’ Megyn Kelly had been at the first-ever debate. (Last night, Kelly tweeted out Cruz’s coded anodyne assurances to moms: “I will do everything necessary to keep our children safe.” F-ck the kids, Kelly. We’re trying to have an adult conversation, here. Adult lives matter, too.)

Speaking of a drone, Ms. Fiorina failed to get past her funereal introduction: I beat breast cancer. I buried a child. I began as a secretary. I was called a bitch. Oy!

To sum: A vital node in the neoconservative network, Marco Rubio, was exposed for his open-borders record and odious alliance with Democrat Chuck Schumer with whom Rubio formed the Schubio Gang of Eight.

In their rosy post-debate analysis, Rubio’s fans at Fox News failed to note how he stumbled further into incoherence by insisting a moratorium on Muslim immigration was unconstitutional.

Not according to constitutional scholar Peter J. Spiro, who wrote in the New York Times that, “Trump’s anti-Muslim plan is awful. And constitutional.”

Trump would have “plenary power” to protect Americans from the sporadic but predictable eruptions of the Islamic faithful. Such exclusion of- or dissociation from Islam’s practitioners would approximate a defensive, leave-me-alone act, more commensurate with the libertarian non-aggression axiom than the military adventurism beloved by Democrats and neoconservatives alike.

Ultimately, 2016 will all come down to the only candidate who uttered the following plain but poignant passage:

“I feel a very, very strong bind, and really I’m bound to this country.”

 
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  1. Rand Paul has the best immigration record on that stage (Trump has no record and previous statements show him being okay with amnesty) and proposed moratorium on high risk countries and blocking refugees before the Donald. Lumping him in with Obama is dishonest, Paul is correct that explicitly basing policy on religion is unnecessary.

    I realize the Donald has become the Teflon candidate, but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms? Especially since our current terror policies already kill more innocents than terrorists which is perpetuating the problem. Had any other candidate proposed the trump plan, commenters on this site would be all over them.

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    Had Paul stood up six months ago and demanded the building of a fence along our southern boarder and deporting millions of illegals and wanting to renegotiate various free trade agreements, Trump couldn't have run.

    Paul didn't do that.

    Instead he sucked up to the BLM folks and got his butt handed to him by a populist who paid attention to what was hurting the white blue collars and middle-class.

    Paul just couldn't lower himself to talk such people and paid the price.
    , @dfordoom

    but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms?
     
    In fact such a policy could be accurately described as terrorism.
    , @BTampa
    It's time to accept the truth that the problem is not "radical Islamic terrorism" or whatever combination of those terms you prefer. To paraphrase the famous advice of James Carville to Bill Clinton, "It's the Islam, Stupid."

    This is why the temporary ban on importing muslims proposed by Donald Trump makes sense - but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Hopefully the "until we figure out what's going on" period will last a hundred years or so.

    As for hunting down their families violating "international norms," so does beheading hostages. You will not make Islam fear you by adhering to Marquess de Queensberry rules.

    I'm reminded of the intro to a Manchester biography of Churchill that contained these lines:

    "Like Adolf Hitler he would have to be a leader of intuitive genius, a born demagogue in the original sense of the word, a believer in the supremacy of his race and his national destiny, an artist who knew how to gather the blazing light of history into his prism and then distort it to his ends, an embodiment of inflexible resolution who could impose his will and his imagination on his people, a great tragedian who understood the appeal of martyrdom and could tell his followers the worst, hurling it o them like great hunks of bleeding meat, persuading them that the year of Dunkirk would be one in which it was "equally good to live or to die" – who would, if necessary, be just as cruel, just as cunning, and just as ruthless as Hitler but who could win victories without enslaving populations, or preaching supernaturalism, or foisting off myths of his infallibility, or destroying, or even warping, the libertarian institutions he had sworn to preserve. Such a man, if he existed, would be England's last chance.

    In London there was such a man."

    We have only two choices with Islam. Either we get serious - or we lose. Western civilization can no more coexist with Islam than your body can coexist with cancer. You either kill it, or remove it, or the host dies.
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  2. Realist says:

    “GOP Debate: America-First Alliance Emerges; Neoconservatives Neutralized”

    They won’t stay neutralized. They have lots of money and are deeply embedded in our government.

    Why do you ignore the fact that all neoconservatives are Jewish?

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    Why she ignores?
    May be because she drinks the same cool aid that the neocons squirt out from Jerusalem in non Yiddish language.

    http://www.unz.com/imercer/cut-the-cycle-of-violence-crap/
    , @aeolius
    Dick Cheney is Jewish?
    Did you actually check to see if he is circumcised?
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  3. rod1963 says:
    @Paulestinian
    Rand Paul has the best immigration record on that stage (Trump has no record and previous statements show him being okay with amnesty) and proposed moratorium on high risk countries and blocking refugees before the Donald. Lumping him in with Obama is dishonest, Paul is correct that explicitly basing policy on religion is unnecessary.

    I realize the Donald has become the Teflon candidate, but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms? Especially since our current terror policies already kill more innocents than terrorists which is perpetuating the problem. Had any other candidate proposed the trump plan, commenters on this site would be all over them.

    Had Paul stood up six months ago and demanded the building of a fence along our southern boarder and deporting millions of illegals and wanting to renegotiate various free trade agreements, Trump couldn’t have run.

    Paul didn’t do that.

    Instead he sucked up to the BLM folks and got his butt handed to him by a populist who paid attention to what was hurting the white blue collars and middle-class.

    Paul just couldn’t lower himself to talk such people and paid the price.

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    @rod1963
    I think there is no question that Paul would have benefited from a a more Buchanan/Elder Paul style of campaign than the the more millennial driven beltway libertarian one he wound up doing, but that is no reason to mistrpesent his record or to let Donald trump get away with advocating torture and such just because you agree on immigration.

    As for the BLM stuff, I really see no problem with what he offered them which was ending the drug war, reducing mandatory minimums in non violent offenders, and wasting less money on over arming police. These are all fine propositions and given we're in a democracy why not try to to get blacks the time of day?

    Paul is an ally who obviously has his ear to dissident right, so why misrepresent his views (as author does implying he denounced Muslim immigration ban when he called for middle eastern ban before trump). He obviously could not have gotten away with calling illegals rapists.
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    @Paulestinian
    Rand Paul has the best immigration record on that stage (Trump has no record and previous statements show him being okay with amnesty) and proposed moratorium on high risk countries and blocking refugees before the Donald. Lumping him in with Obama is dishonest, Paul is correct that explicitly basing policy on religion is unnecessary.

    I realize the Donald has become the Teflon candidate, but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms? Especially since our current terror policies already kill more innocents than terrorists which is perpetuating the problem. Had any other candidate proposed the trump plan, commenters on this site would be all over them.

    but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms?

    In fact such a policy could be accurately described as terrorism.

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  5. @rod1963
    Had Paul stood up six months ago and demanded the building of a fence along our southern boarder and deporting millions of illegals and wanting to renegotiate various free trade agreements, Trump couldn't have run.

    Paul didn't do that.

    Instead he sucked up to the BLM folks and got his butt handed to him by a populist who paid attention to what was hurting the white blue collars and middle-class.

    Paul just couldn't lower himself to talk such people and paid the price.


    I think there is no question that Paul would have benefited from a a more Buchanan/Elder Paul style of campaign than the the more millennial driven beltway libertarian one he wound up doing, but that is no reason to mistrpesent his record or to let Donald trump get away with advocating torture and such just because you agree on immigration.

    As for the BLM stuff, I really see no problem with what he offered them which was ending the drug war, reducing mandatory minimums in non violent offenders, and wasting less money on over arming police. These are all fine propositions and given we’re in a democracy why not try to to get blacks the time of day?

    Paul is an ally who obviously has his ear to dissident right, so why misrepresent his views (as author does implying he denounced Muslim immigration ban when he called for middle eastern ban before trump). He obviously could not have gotten away with calling illegals rapists.

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    Paul ignored the people hurt badly since the Clinton era - the white working and middle-class from NAFTA and a myriad of other crooked insider deals in D.C.

    Prior to Trump no one gave a rats ass about them except Perot. Rand could have tapped into it but didn't. It's not rocket science, go visit the rust belt on the weekends and hold some town halls or even do lunches with the locals , do the same in the South and the West. If he did and leveraged it, he IMO would be #1 today.

    Hell he could have sat down with Pat Caddell and Lou Dobbs for a afternoon and they would have filled him in.

    Consider it taking the vitals of the patient. They'll tell you what you need to know.

    Immigration: That is the defining issue. If it isn't reversed by Trump there is no America, The country will be flooded with tens of millions of newly minted Democrats which will result in a uniparty state like Argentina or Venezuela.

    Paul should have came out swinging on this, he didn't and it cost him big time.

    BLM is poison. If he wants to suck up to the black criminal class, let him. That turned a lot of whites against him real fast. Mandatory sentencing has been a god send for communities because it keeps thugs off the streets. I remember what CA was like before 3 strikes. No one wants to go back to the bad times. Mandatory sentencing only impacts blacks because they commit the majority or urban crimes. They need to clean their own act up.

    The police do need to be reformed, but that requires cleaning out the DOJ and the DHS.

    Let Paul remain a Senator, his heart and intellect are in the right places and outside of Sessions, there isn't another senator that cares about the country.
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  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Many of this site’s contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/12/donald-trump-a-false-flag-candidate/.

    Back in the summer, Mr. Sailer was skeptical, too. But to use a cliché prevalent in these circles, that’s been “memory holed.” When he recently recycled his Clinton/Trump golf meme, it was more of a poke at the Clintons’ shameless hypocrisy. Commenters like me who dare to ask questions informed by Trump’s past are attacked as trolls for other GOP candidates. In the last day or two, I’ve seen an obviously sharp, frequent commenter hailing him as a “Caesar.” And now we see headlined this umpteenth article from Ms. Mercer boosting the Trump candidacy.

    Does anyone else find this weird? It strikes me as presumptuous when people direct questions to Mr. Unz, but I would like to have his take on Trump. (Sorry if I’ve missed it — I’m not among the commentariat that seem to spend half their waking hours with this.)

    I promise everyone not to cancel your vote, and look forward to more enlightening material after the next Most Important Election In Our History.

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    Commenters like me who dare to ask questions informed by Trump’s past are attacked as trolls for other GOP candidates.
     
    Such is the intense desire for a change from Beltway Normal.

    I still think all this is entertaining, and like the Tea Party movement a signal that the old Narrative has lost consent and people are getting fed up with it being rammed down their throats.

    The times pick the leaders. We've had decade after decade of "don't stop spiking the punchbowl" from the electorate, so we've watched one politician after another put everyone's wish list on the Big Credit Card. People wanted to behave like spoiled children, and elected one government after another that let everyone run amok in the candy store (or the whore house.)

    I think there's a general sense, however, that the bill is about to come due, and the dwindling (mostly white) Middle Class who pays the lion's share of the taxes is balking at being handed the entire bill.

    Hence Trump, who rides high by telling people what they think they want to hear.

    Wait until stocks and bonds finally succumb to gravity. Trump will seem mild by comparison.
    , @MarkinLA
    Many of this site’s contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence.

    Maybe if you had some semblance of reading comprehension you might actually know what you are talking about. You are about the 1,000,000 th person to come on here and enlighten us all about Trump not being who he says he is. Guess what? Everybody knows that, but they also know what the other candidates are. That is the only reason people here support Trump.
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  7. Ft says:

    “A US military ground operation began and ended without much fanfare earlier this week in Libya, the Pentagon admitted today, in a shockingly bungling effort to secretly establish a presence of US special forces in the country.

    A group of about 20 US soldiers, armed with assault rifles and bulletproof vests, but conspicuously not wearing uniforms, showed up in the Wattiya airbase, just south of Tripoli Monday. Pictures of the US troops were published by the Libyan Air Force on their Facebook page.”

    http://news.antiwar.com/2015/12/17/us-special-ops-kicked-out-of-libya/

    IS has followers in America that Trumps want to root out and prevent from coming in
    He also wants the zealous Christian white male masquerading as secular educated liberal patriotic people not mess in un American soil anymore under the guise of promoting some kind of neocon or evangelical agenda. .
    It will be patriotic to support him ,though the Evangelic might try to wiggle out of the deal . They love Jesus and center their lives on rapture . it will be extremely difficult for them stop braying at the crescent moon for conversion to save those souls .

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  8. Ft says:
    @Realist
    "GOP Debate: America-First Alliance Emerges; Neoconservatives Neutralized"

    They won't stay neutralized. They have lots of money and are deeply embedded in our government.

    Why do you ignore the fact that all neoconservatives are Jewish?

    Why she ignores?
    May be because she drinks the same cool aid that the neocons squirt out from Jerusalem in non Yiddish language.

    http://www.unz.com/imercer/cut-the-cycle-of-violence-crap/

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    • Replies: @Wally
    Minor detail, it's Kool Aid.
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  9. Rehmat says:

    AMERICA FIRST? You got to be kidding Mercer.

    I don’t see Cynthia McKinney or Dr. Richard Falk among the GOP and Democrat traitors bidding for the white House residency.

    It has always been ISRAEL FIRST for the last six decade – and is going to remain for a long time in the future as long as the Americans are lead by their corrupt Christian leaders.

    In October 2011, four North Georgia men were indicted in a terrorist plot to assassinate Cynthia McKinney. FBI offered protection, but McKinney rejected the offer claiming the agency is controlled by a foreign power.

    Cynthia Anne McKinney, was a juror at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine held in Cape Town (South Africa) which in a unanimous verdict declared the Zionist regime a racist and apartheid under international law. In the past, Cynthia was against America’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. She also visited Libya during NATO’s war on the country. In May 2011, Cynthia visited Islamic Republic to attend anti-terrorism conference. She praised Iran’s efforts to push for a peace in the region. Watch a video below.

    http://rehmat1.com/2011/11/20/who-gains-from-cynthia-mckinneys-assassination/

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  10. BTampa says:
    @Paulestinian
    Rand Paul has the best immigration record on that stage (Trump has no record and previous statements show him being okay with amnesty) and proposed moratorium on high risk countries and blocking refugees before the Donald. Lumping him in with Obama is dishonest, Paul is correct that explicitly basing policy on religion is unnecessary.

    I realize the Donald has become the Teflon candidate, but will you really fault Paul for pointing out his policies of killing terrorists family members is a violation of international norms? Especially since our current terror policies already kill more innocents than terrorists which is perpetuating the problem. Had any other candidate proposed the trump plan, commenters on this site would be all over them.

    It’s time to accept the truth that the problem is not “radical Islamic terrorism” or whatever combination of those terms you prefer. To paraphrase the famous advice of James Carville to Bill Clinton, “It’s the Islam, Stupid.”

    This is why the temporary ban on importing muslims proposed by Donald Trump makes sense – but it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Hopefully the “until we figure out what’s going on” period will last a hundred years or so.

    As for hunting down their families violating “international norms,” so does beheading hostages. You will not make Islam fear you by adhering to Marquess de Queensberry rules.

    I’m reminded of the intro to a Manchester biography of Churchill that contained these lines:

    “Like Adolf Hitler he would have to be a leader of intuitive genius, a born demagogue in the original sense of the word, a believer in the supremacy of his race and his national destiny, an artist who knew how to gather the blazing light of history into his prism and then distort it to his ends, an embodiment of inflexible resolution who could impose his will and his imagination on his people, a great tragedian who understood the appeal of martyrdom and could tell his followers the worst, hurling it o them like great hunks of bleeding meat, persuading them that the year of Dunkirk would be one in which it was “equally good to live or to die” – who would, if necessary, be just as cruel, just as cunning, and just as ruthless as Hitler but who could win victories without enslaving populations, or preaching supernaturalism, or foisting off myths of his infallibility, or destroying, or even warping, the libertarian institutions he had sworn to preserve. Such a man, if he existed, would be England’s last chance.

    In London there was such a man.”

    We have only two choices with Islam. Either we get serious – or we lose. Western civilization can no more coexist with Islam than your body can coexist with cancer. You either kill it, or remove it, or the host dies.

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    If you were to read Pat Buchanan's book Churchill and Hitler, the Unnecessary War, and Michael Walsh's Witness to History, you might change your mind. Hitler achieved one heck of a lot of good in Germany. People still drive on the Autobahn and drive Volkswagens for example.

    Don't let holocautophilia cloud your thinking. HdC
    , @SolontoCroesus
    not everybody is fond of Churchill

    those who know him best loathe him.

    A People’s History of Churchillian Madness, by Elliot Murphy

    intriguing that the people of Britain turned Churchill out after he lost the empire in WWII, after having committed war crimes right and left, costing the lives of millions, but the virtuous west/Allies found it necessary to starve, immiserate, humiliate, brainwash, "re-educate" and "de-Nazify" the German people in order to fracture loyalty to Hitler.
    The virtuous West still can't afford to let facts about NSDAP Germany roam free, lest cracks widen in the dogmatized narrative.
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  11. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Ilana

    I think we can all agree with NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo when he stated emphatically three days ago that the economic revival and ecological health in upstate New York requires importing 100 million high fertility young Pakistani Muslim Breeding Pairs into the bucolic Adirondack Region and the bucolic Mohawk Valley, for otherwise, the endangered-endemic majestic Karners Blue Butterfly species(Go to Google images) would be lost forever.

    Governor Cuomo also made the very compelling case that NYS needs to import 100 million young legal immigrant Pakistani Muslim Breeding Pairs-Pakistani Americans(all Pakistani Muslims in Pakistan are Muslim Americans) into upstate NY so that they can protect us from the homophobic Conservative Orthodox Christian Vladimir Putin who doesn’t want America to have legalized Gay Marriage….bachelor Gay Boy Scout Leaders. Vladimir Putin also wants to take away Fantasy Football from millions of White Conservative Christian American Men…Ilana, can you imagine that!!!!

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    • Replies: @Ft
    30% of GOP Voters Say They Support Bombing the Fictional Country in 'Aladdin'

    Over 40% of Trump supporters want to bomb the vaguely Muslim-sounding country that doesn't exist.
    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/30-gop-voters-say-they-support-bombing-fictional-country-aladdin

    Its time to bring this highly energetic great American to grow root in Albany ,Buffalo of NY and Detroit or Flint of Michigan . They can practice their religion of carrying American flags and the tradition of watching with most seruous intellectual engagement the discussion on terrorism or Iranian nuclear activities or the great strides made by our only ally Israel in helping the America become great on Fox .
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  12. The NeoCons won’t be neutralized until we deport all dual citizens, burn the AIPAC headquarters and salt the ground on which it stands.

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    Foreign nations should not be lobbying US politicians. Their agents in the USA should be charged with treason.
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  13. How many Jesuit Universities are there in the U.S.? How many Catholics are in
    secret societies
    at all levels of government/business? These people honestly believe that the pope is ” god on earth”. Doesn’t any one realize that the Vatican is a fascist institution, hell-bent on reclaiming the globe? Don’t give me this rubbish that all neo-cons are Jewish, fascism is primarily a Jesuit casuistic game plan to dissemble the U.S. and in particular the Bill of Rights.

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    Please get your facts straight. Catholics do not believe the Pope is "god on earth". They believe he is the Vicar of Christ on earth, because they believe the election is guided by the holy spirit and because the claim of the church to this role was given to Peter by Christ.

    Make of that what you will. But they do not believe the Pope is himself either the Father or the Son, or both. He is a man invested with authority, nothing more.

    Also, if you believe the Catholic church wants to reinstitute theocracy [technically, this would be an act of heresy] around the world or to restore divine right Catholic monarchy, fine. But please do not abuse the meaning of the term 'fascist'.

    Il Duce rolls in his grave.
    , @bondo
    diverting from the neo cons (jew cons + jew pets)
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  14. Matra says: • Website

    So? Bourgeois liberal moralism be damned. Our ideals should not be extended to non-reciprocating out-groups.

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  15. @Anonymous
    Many of this site's contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/12/donald-trump-a-false-flag-candidate/.

    Back in the summer, Mr. Sailer was skeptical, too. But to use a cliché prevalent in these circles, that's been "memory holed." When he recently recycled his Clinton/Trump golf meme, it was more of a poke at the Clintons' shameless hypocrisy. Commenters like me who dare to ask questions informed by Trump's past are attacked as trolls for other GOP candidates. In the last day or two, I've seen an obviously sharp, frequent commenter hailing him as a "Caesar." And now we see headlined this umpteenth article from Ms. Mercer boosting the Trump candidacy.

    Does anyone else find this weird? It strikes me as presumptuous when people direct questions to Mr. Unz, but I would like to have his take on Trump. (Sorry if I've missed it -- I'm not among the commentariat that seem to spend half their waking hours with this.)

    I promise everyone not to cancel your vote, and look forward to more enlightening material after the next Most Important Election In Our History.

    Commenters like me who dare to ask questions informed by Trump’s past are attacked as trolls for other GOP candidates.

    Such is the intense desire for a change from Beltway Normal.

    I still think all this is entertaining, and like the Tea Party movement a signal that the old Narrative has lost consent and people are getting fed up with it being rammed down their throats.

    The times pick the leaders. We’ve had decade after decade of “don’t stop spiking the punchbowl” from the electorate, so we’ve watched one politician after another put everyone’s wish list on the Big Credit Card. People wanted to behave like spoiled children, and elected one government after another that let everyone run amok in the candy store (or the whore house.)

    I think there’s a general sense, however, that the bill is about to come due, and the dwindling (mostly white) Middle Class who pays the lion’s share of the taxes is balking at being handed the entire bill.

    Hence Trump, who rides high by telling people what they think they want to hear.

    Wait until stocks and bonds finally succumb to gravity. Trump will seem mild by comparison.

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  16. @Chris Mallory
    The NeoCons won't be neutralized until we deport all dual citizens, burn the AIPAC headquarters and salt the ground on which it stands.

    Foreign nations should not be lobbying US politicians. Their agents in the USA should be charged with treason.

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    Every nation lobbies every other. They have to register as foreign agents, though. AIPAC gets around that.
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  17. Art says:

    Why are we involved in the ME – we have NO interests there – the ancient tribal fights between the Jews, Turks, Arabs, and the Persians are none of our business – PERIOD.

    We are the new way of organization – they are the old tribal religious way of organization – clearly they are a cesspool hate.

    By taking sides, we brought 9/11 down on ourselves – we all know that the Iraq war was started by dishonest people among us.

    It is beyond time that we start looking out for ourselves – America First.

    Trump, Cruz, and Paul are on the right tract for America – end of story.

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    By being an UNZ site visitor ,you are expected to know the basic of petrodollar Ponzi s scheme
    Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony . Take the oil away,value of dollars will be halved and then again be halved compared to the value it claims in world market.
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  18. Memo to Carly Fiorina: People still call you “a bitch.”

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  19. @Stonehands
    How many Jesuit Universities are there in the U.S.? How many Catholics are in
    secret societies
    at all levels of government/business? These people honestly believe that the pope is " god on earth". Doesn't any one realize that the Vatican is a fascist institution, hell-bent on reclaiming the globe? Don't give me this rubbish that all neo-cons are Jewish, fascism is primarily a Jesuit casuistic game plan to dissemble the U.S. and in particular the Bill of Rights.

    Please get your facts straight. Catholics do not believe the Pope is “god on earth”. They believe he is the Vicar of Christ on earth, because they believe the election is guided by the holy spirit and because the claim of the church to this role was given to Peter by Christ.

    Make of that what you will. But they do not believe the Pope is himself either the Father or the Son, or both. He is a man invested with authority, nothing more.

    Also, if you believe the Catholic church wants to reinstitute theocracy [technically, this would be an act of heresy] around the world or to restore divine right Catholic monarchy, fine. But please do not abuse the meaning of the term ‘fascist’.

    Il Duce rolls in his grave.

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    See what you did. You just kept it going.
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  20. HdC says:
    @BTampa
    It's time to accept the truth that the problem is not "radical Islamic terrorism" or whatever combination of those terms you prefer. To paraphrase the famous advice of James Carville to Bill Clinton, "It's the Islam, Stupid."

    This is why the temporary ban on importing muslims proposed by Donald Trump makes sense - but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Hopefully the "until we figure out what's going on" period will last a hundred years or so.

    As for hunting down their families violating "international norms," so does beheading hostages. You will not make Islam fear you by adhering to Marquess de Queensberry rules.

    I'm reminded of the intro to a Manchester biography of Churchill that contained these lines:

    "Like Adolf Hitler he would have to be a leader of intuitive genius, a born demagogue in the original sense of the word, a believer in the supremacy of his race and his national destiny, an artist who knew how to gather the blazing light of history into his prism and then distort it to his ends, an embodiment of inflexible resolution who could impose his will and his imagination on his people, a great tragedian who understood the appeal of martyrdom and could tell his followers the worst, hurling it o them like great hunks of bleeding meat, persuading them that the year of Dunkirk would be one in which it was "equally good to live or to die" – who would, if necessary, be just as cruel, just as cunning, and just as ruthless as Hitler but who could win victories without enslaving populations, or preaching supernaturalism, or foisting off myths of his infallibility, or destroying, or even warping, the libertarian institutions he had sworn to preserve. Such a man, if he existed, would be England's last chance.

    In London there was such a man."

    We have only two choices with Islam. Either we get serious - or we lose. Western civilization can no more coexist with Islam than your body can coexist with cancer. You either kill it, or remove it, or the host dies.

    If you were to read Pat Buchanan’s book Churchill and Hitler, the Unnecessary War, and Michael Walsh’s Witness to History, you might change your mind. Hitler achieved one heck of a lot of good in Germany. People still drive on the Autobahn and drive Volkswagens for example.

    Don’t let holocautophilia cloud your thinking. HdC

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    Well said. "The Holocaust" Inc. is an unsustainable nonsense.
    , @KA
    Hitler's economic strategy was praised by Keynes
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  21. @observer

    The history of the catholic church, and its sun- god pope, is genocide -against the Christian people who won’t baptize their children into it’s blasphemies.
    Ever heard of the Albigensian Crusade?

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    Stonehands,

    No institution in human history has done more overall good for people then the Catholic
    Church – a proponent of a life affirming philosophy, creators of schools and hospitals, and organizers of human charity.

    Perfect, a BIG NO – but on balance, a big plus. Like all institutions, its worst part is the excesses of its bureaucracy. (Someday humanity will find a way around that.)

    Art
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  22. Wally says: • Website
    @Ft
    Why she ignores?
    May be because she drinks the same cool aid that the neocons squirt out from Jerusalem in non Yiddish language.

    http://www.unz.com/imercer/cut-the-cycle-of-violence-crap/

    Minor detail, it’s Kool Aid.

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    Thanks.
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  23. Wally says: • Website
    @HdC
    If you were to read Pat Buchanan's book Churchill and Hitler, the Unnecessary War, and Michael Walsh's Witness to History, you might change your mind. Hitler achieved one heck of a lot of good in Germany. People still drive on the Autobahn and drive Volkswagens for example.

    Don't let holocautophilia cloud your thinking. HdC

    Well said. “The Holocaust” Inc. is an unsustainable nonsense.

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  24. Ft says:
    @War for Blair Mountain
    Ilana

    I think we can all agree with NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo when he stated emphatically three days ago that the economic revival and ecological health in upstate New York requires importing 100 million high fertility young Pakistani Muslim Breeding Pairs into the bucolic Adirondack Region and the bucolic Mohawk Valley, for otherwise, the endangered-endemic majestic Karners Blue Butterfly species(Go to Google images) would be lost forever.

    Governor Cuomo also made the very compelling case that NYS needs to import 100 million young legal immigrant Pakistani Muslim Breeding Pairs-Pakistani Americans(all Pakistani Muslims in Pakistan are Muslim Americans) into upstate NY so that they can protect us from the homophobic Conservative Orthodox Christian Vladimir Putin who doesn't want America to have legalized Gay Marriage....bachelor Gay Boy Scout Leaders. Vladimir Putin also wants to take away Fantasy Football from millions of White Conservative Christian American Men...Ilana, can you imagine that!!!!

    30% of GOP Voters Say They Support Bombing the Fictional Country in ‘Aladdin’

    Over 40% of Trump supporters want to bomb the vaguely Muslim-sounding country that doesn’t exist.

    http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/30-gop-voters-say-they-support-bombing-fictional-country-aladdin

    Its time to bring this highly energetic great American to grow root in Albany ,Buffalo of NY and Detroit or Flint of Michigan . They can practice their religion of carrying American flags and the tradition of watching with most seruous intellectual engagement the discussion on terrorism or Iranian nuclear activities or the great strides made by our only ally Israel in helping the America become great on Fox .

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  25. Ft says:
    @Art
    Why are we involved in the ME – we have NO interests there – the ancient tribal fights between the Jews, Turks, Arabs, and the Persians are none of our business – PERIOD.

    We are the new way of organization – they are the old tribal religious way of organization – clearly they are a cesspool hate.

    By taking sides, we brought 9/11 down on ourselves – we all know that the Iraq war was started by dishonest people among us.

    It is beyond time that we start looking out for ourselves – America First.

    Trump, Cruz, and Paul are on the right tract for America – end of story.

    By being an UNZ site visitor ,you are expected to know the basic of petrodollar Ponzi s scheme
    Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony . Take the oil away,value of dollars will be halved and then again be halved compared to the value it claims in world market.

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    "Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony"

    Really - its all our fault - all those people are killing each other because of the petro dollar? It is not Turk against Kurd, Sunni against Shea, and the Jew against them all.

    America is knee deep in all this war omly to protect the dollar. Do Russia, and Chinia, and India have nothing to say about the petro dollar?

    Hmm - just why do I think that the US Jew are the main reason for our involment in these wars?
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  26. Art says:
    @Stonehands
    @observer

    The history of the catholic church, and its sun- god pope, is genocide -against the Christian people who won't baptize their children into it's blasphemies.
    Ever heard of the Albigensian Crusade?

    Stonehands,

    No institution in human history has done more overall good for people then the Catholic
    Church – a proponent of a life affirming philosophy, creators of schools and hospitals, and organizers of human charity.

    Perfect, a BIG NO – but on balance, a big plus. Like all institutions, its worst part is the excesses of its bureaucracy. (Someday humanity will find a way around that.)

    Art

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  27. iffen says:
    @random observer
    Please get your facts straight. Catholics do not believe the Pope is "god on earth". They believe he is the Vicar of Christ on earth, because they believe the election is guided by the holy spirit and because the claim of the church to this role was given to Peter by Christ.

    Make of that what you will. But they do not believe the Pope is himself either the Father or the Son, or both. He is a man invested with authority, nothing more.

    Also, if you believe the Catholic church wants to reinstitute theocracy [technically, this would be an act of heresy] around the world or to restore divine right Catholic monarchy, fine. But please do not abuse the meaning of the term 'fascist'.

    Il Duce rolls in his grave.

    See what you did. You just kept it going.

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  28. MarkinLA says:
    @Anonymous
    Many of this site's contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence. http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2015/07/12/donald-trump-a-false-flag-candidate/.

    Back in the summer, Mr. Sailer was skeptical, too. But to use a cliché prevalent in these circles, that's been "memory holed." When he recently recycled his Clinton/Trump golf meme, it was more of a poke at the Clintons' shameless hypocrisy. Commenters like me who dare to ask questions informed by Trump's past are attacked as trolls for other GOP candidates. In the last day or two, I've seen an obviously sharp, frequent commenter hailing him as a "Caesar." And now we see headlined this umpteenth article from Ms. Mercer boosting the Trump candidacy.

    Does anyone else find this weird? It strikes me as presumptuous when people direct questions to Mr. Unz, but I would like to have his take on Trump. (Sorry if I've missed it -- I'm not among the commentariat that seem to spend half their waking hours with this.)

    I promise everyone not to cancel your vote, and look forward to more enlightening material after the next Most Important Election In Our History.

    Many of this site’s contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence.

    Maybe if you had some semblance of reading comprehension you might actually know what you are talking about. You are about the 1,000,000 th person to come on here and enlighten us all about Trump not being who he says he is. Guess what? Everybody knows that, but they also know what the other candidates are. That is the only reason people here support Trump.

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    I expected a raging response from you, especially.

    But after the juvenile insult (and you're an older gentleman, right?) you have addressed my question. Many Americans just want to be pissed at TPTB, and are so desperately disenfranchised that they seize upon Trump like our predecessors tuned in to be turned on by Father Coughlin.

    I happen to think (and as to Snowden's "treason," etc., hope) that the current demagogue isn't as sincere. And deep down, you and others who are true patriots might just agree.

    Now Santa Claus, that guy is real.

    Merry Christmas, you cuddly grump.
    , @rod1963
    Quite true, I'm under no illusions, Trump is not who he says he is. But compared to the sociopathic meat puppets owned by the billionaires and Chambers of Commerce, he looks a lot better than them.

    All they offer is globalism and WWIII. Compared to them Trump looks really good.

    And with the globalists, MSM and establishment hacks foaming at the mouth, that makes him even more attractive.
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  29. Art says:
    @Ft
    By being an UNZ site visitor ,you are expected to know the basic of petrodollar Ponzi s scheme
    Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony . Take the oil away,value of dollars will be halved and then again be halved compared to the value it claims in world market.

    “Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony”

    Really – its all our fault – all those people are killing each other because of the petro dollar? It is not Turk against Kurd, Sunni against Shea, and the Jew against them all.

    America is knee deep in all this war omly to protect the dollar. Do Russia, and Chinia, and India have nothing to say about the petro dollar?

    Hmm – just why do I think that the US Jew are the main reason for our involment in these wars?

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    Its not an issue of fault .
    We are talking about dollar as reserve currency or the main currency of the world . This is dependent on oil which can only be sold in dollar which America doesn't have to earn ( trillion dollars injected but no down pressure on value of dollars . Ask Mexican or Indian to inject one billion Peso or Rupees and see what that can buy ) It can print and print.
    This is the deal between oil and dollars . Oil producing Saudis countries get American support and protection
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  30. Ft says:
    @Art
    "Its not the oil . Its the control of oil and monetizing the control by having exclusive access to free unlimited American dollars by America that support American hegemony"

    Really - its all our fault - all those people are killing each other because of the petro dollar? It is not Turk against Kurd, Sunni against Shea, and the Jew against them all.

    America is knee deep in all this war omly to protect the dollar. Do Russia, and Chinia, and India have nothing to say about the petro dollar?

    Hmm - just why do I think that the US Jew are the main reason for our involment in these wars?

    Its not an issue of fault .
    We are talking about dollar as reserve currency or the main currency of the world . This is dependent on oil which can only be sold in dollar which America doesn’t have to earn ( trillion dollars injected but no down pressure on value of dollars . Ask Mexican or Indian to inject one billion Peso or Rupees and see what that can buy ) It can print and print.
    This is the deal between oil and dollars . Oil producing Saudis countries get American support and protection

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    Sorry win, lose, or draw – I think the petro dollar is going to go up or down regardless of these wars.

    I admit that I do not understand the whole petro dollar thing – but I get the feeling that today it has already lost much its importance and value. Will all those unused petro dollars cause a great inflation - does anyone know?
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  31. @BTampa
    It's time to accept the truth that the problem is not "radical Islamic terrorism" or whatever combination of those terms you prefer. To paraphrase the famous advice of James Carville to Bill Clinton, "It's the Islam, Stupid."

    This is why the temporary ban on importing muslims proposed by Donald Trump makes sense - but it doesn't go nearly far enough. Hopefully the "until we figure out what's going on" period will last a hundred years or so.

    As for hunting down their families violating "international norms," so does beheading hostages. You will not make Islam fear you by adhering to Marquess de Queensberry rules.

    I'm reminded of the intro to a Manchester biography of Churchill that contained these lines:

    "Like Adolf Hitler he would have to be a leader of intuitive genius, a born demagogue in the original sense of the word, a believer in the supremacy of his race and his national destiny, an artist who knew how to gather the blazing light of history into his prism and then distort it to his ends, an embodiment of inflexible resolution who could impose his will and his imagination on his people, a great tragedian who understood the appeal of martyrdom and could tell his followers the worst, hurling it o them like great hunks of bleeding meat, persuading them that the year of Dunkirk would be one in which it was "equally good to live or to die" – who would, if necessary, be just as cruel, just as cunning, and just as ruthless as Hitler but who could win victories without enslaving populations, or preaching supernaturalism, or foisting off myths of his infallibility, or destroying, or even warping, the libertarian institutions he had sworn to preserve. Such a man, if he existed, would be England's last chance.

    In London there was such a man."

    We have only two choices with Islam. Either we get serious - or we lose. Western civilization can no more coexist with Islam than your body can coexist with cancer. You either kill it, or remove it, or the host dies.

    not everybody is fond of Churchill

    those who know him best loathe him.

    A People’s History of Churchillian Madness, by Elliot Murphy

    intriguing that the people of Britain turned Churchill out after he lost the empire in WWII, after having committed war crimes right and left, costing the lives of millions, but the virtuous west/Allies found it necessary to starve, immiserate, humiliate, brainwash, “re-educate” and “de-Nazify” the German people in order to fracture loyalty to Hitler.
    The virtuous West still can’t afford to let facts about NSDAP Germany roam free, lest cracks widen in the dogmatized narrative.

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  32. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA
    Many of this site’s contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence.

    Maybe if you had some semblance of reading comprehension you might actually know what you are talking about. You are about the 1,000,000 th person to come on here and enlighten us all about Trump not being who he says he is. Guess what? Everybody knows that, but they also know what the other candidates are. That is the only reason people here support Trump.

    I expected a raging response from you, especially.

    But after the juvenile insult (and you’re an older gentleman, right?) you have addressed my question. Many Americans just want to be pissed at TPTB, and are so desperately disenfranchised that they seize upon Trump like our predecessors tuned in to be turned on by Father Coughlin.

    I happen to think (and as to Snowden’s “treason,” etc., hope) that the current demagogue isn’t as sincere. And deep down, you and others who are true patriots might just agree.

    Now Santa Claus, that guy is real.

    Merry Christmas, you cuddly grump.

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    And your post didn't start out with a juvenile insult, Mr Kettle?

    with a few minutes of due diligence

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  33. Art says:
    @Ft
    Its not an issue of fault .
    We are talking about dollar as reserve currency or the main currency of the world . This is dependent on oil which can only be sold in dollar which America doesn't have to earn ( trillion dollars injected but no down pressure on value of dollars . Ask Mexican or Indian to inject one billion Peso or Rupees and see what that can buy ) It can print and print.
    This is the deal between oil and dollars . Oil producing Saudis countries get American support and protection

    Sorry win, lose, or draw – I think the petro dollar is going to go up or down regardless of these wars.

    I admit that I do not understand the whole petro dollar thing – but I get the feeling that today it has already lost much its importance and value. Will all those unused petro dollars cause a great inflation – does anyone know?

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    Most ountries buy fuel from oil ,gas producing countries . They can get by without buying other stuff . Now oil and gas are sold in dollar and can't be sold in other currency. Only America can print dollars and can do at any rate and amount Other countries can't It seems akin to a situation like Spain doesn't travel to Latin America.spain can produce all gold it wants within Spain with the move of a magic wand . Not only that Spain has the right and has the power to call any other gold anywhere in the world as illegal forgery and production or extraction of god as an existential threat to Spain in addition it has got everybody love ,desire and respect Spanish gold as the original earthly gold . Bingo! Now Spain doesn't have to work ,doesn't ave o produce anything,manufacture anything . It can enter the amount of gold it has in its books depending on its needs on a given day.
    That's what American dollar has become through the buying and selling of oil gas in niter national market.

    Any essential commodity can work as oil and gas do. As long as one country has total monopoly and mi,itaryowers muscle to maintain that monopoly It can print its currency out of air without paying the negative costs other currencies do.

    Ghaddafi and Saddam in addition to other reasons were a threat to this arrangement .
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  34. According to scriptures the catholic church has been consigning souls to Hell with their combination of “charity” and pagan mystery religion.
    Ha… and” life affirming “- centuries of exquisitely torturing Christian men, women and children-
    for having the temerity to read God’s Word in the vernacular.

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    Stonehands,

    Me thinks you are a little bit mad at the Catholic Church. I see that their temporal good works do not sway you. Can’t win this one – good luck and good fortune to you sir.

    Art
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  35. MarkinLA says:
    @Anonymous
    I expected a raging response from you, especially.

    But after the juvenile insult (and you're an older gentleman, right?) you have addressed my question. Many Americans just want to be pissed at TPTB, and are so desperately disenfranchised that they seize upon Trump like our predecessors tuned in to be turned on by Father Coughlin.

    I happen to think (and as to Snowden's "treason," etc., hope) that the current demagogue isn't as sincere. And deep down, you and others who are true patriots might just agree.

    Now Santa Claus, that guy is real.

    Merry Christmas, you cuddly grump.

    And your post didn’t start out with a juvenile insult, Mr Kettle?

    with a few minutes of due diligence

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    How would you rank that among your 1,362 other comments here this year?
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  36. Art says:
    @Stonehands
    @Art

    According to scriptures the catholic church has been consigning souls to Hell with their combination of "charity" and pagan mystery religion.
    Ha... and" life affirming "- centuries of exquisitely torturing Christian men, women and children-
    for having the temerity to read God's Word in the vernacular.

    Stonehands,

    Me thinks you are a little bit mad at the Catholic Church. I see that their temporal good works do not sway you. Can’t win this one – good luck and good fortune to you sir.

    Art

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  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA
    And your post didn't start out with a juvenile insult, Mr Kettle?

    with a few minutes of due diligence

    How would you rank that among your 1,362 other comments here this year?

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  38. Aww… Art. The un-examined life is not worth living..good cheer brother!

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  39. bondo says:
    @Stonehands
    How many Jesuit Universities are there in the U.S.? How many Catholics are in
    secret societies
    at all levels of government/business? These people honestly believe that the pope is " god on earth". Doesn't any one realize that the Vatican is a fascist institution, hell-bent on reclaiming the globe? Don't give me this rubbish that all neo-cons are Jewish, fascism is primarily a Jesuit casuistic game plan to dissemble the U.S. and in particular the Bill of Rights.

    diverting from the neo cons (jew cons + jew pets)

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  40. rod1963 says:
    @Paulestinian
    @rod1963
    I think there is no question that Paul would have benefited from a a more Buchanan/Elder Paul style of campaign than the the more millennial driven beltway libertarian one he wound up doing, but that is no reason to mistrpesent his record or to let Donald trump get away with advocating torture and such just because you agree on immigration.

    As for the BLM stuff, I really see no problem with what he offered them which was ending the drug war, reducing mandatory minimums in non violent offenders, and wasting less money on over arming police. These are all fine propositions and given we're in a democracy why not try to to get blacks the time of day?

    Paul is an ally who obviously has his ear to dissident right, so why misrepresent his views (as author does implying he denounced Muslim immigration ban when he called for middle eastern ban before trump). He obviously could not have gotten away with calling illegals rapists.

    Paul ignored the people hurt badly since the Clinton era – the white working and middle-class from NAFTA and a myriad of other crooked insider deals in D.C.

    Prior to Trump no one gave a rats ass about them except Perot. Rand could have tapped into it but didn’t. It’s not rocket science, go visit the rust belt on the weekends and hold some town halls or even do lunches with the locals , do the same in the South and the West. If he did and leveraged it, he IMO would be #1 today.

    Hell he could have sat down with Pat Caddell and Lou Dobbs for a afternoon and they would have filled him in.

    Consider it taking the vitals of the patient. They’ll tell you what you need to know.

    Immigration: That is the defining issue. If it isn’t reversed by Trump there is no America, The country will be flooded with tens of millions of newly minted Democrats which will result in a uniparty state like Argentina or Venezuela.

    Paul should have came out swinging on this, he didn’t and it cost him big time.

    BLM is poison. If he wants to suck up to the black criminal class, let him. That turned a lot of whites against him real fast. Mandatory sentencing has been a god send for communities because it keeps thugs off the streets. I remember what CA was like before 3 strikes. No one wants to go back to the bad times. Mandatory sentencing only impacts blacks because they commit the majority or urban crimes. They need to clean their own act up.

    The police do need to be reformed, but that requires cleaning out the DOJ and the DHS.

    Let Paul remain a Senator, his heart and intellect are in the right places and outside of Sessions, there isn’t another senator that cares about the country.

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  41. rod1963 says:
    @MarkinLA
    Many of this site’s contributors have fallen for a candidate whose principles and motives are highly questionable with a few minutes of due diligence.

    Maybe if you had some semblance of reading comprehension you might actually know what you are talking about. You are about the 1,000,000 th person to come on here and enlighten us all about Trump not being who he says he is. Guess what? Everybody knows that, but they also know what the other candidates are. That is the only reason people here support Trump.

    Quite true, I’m under no illusions, Trump is not who he says he is. But compared to the sociopathic meat puppets owned by the billionaires and Chambers of Commerce, he looks a lot better than them.

    All they offer is globalism and WWIII. Compared to them Trump looks really good.

    And with the globalists, MSM and establishment hacks foaming at the mouth, that makes him even more attractive.

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  42. KA says:
    @Art
    Sorry win, lose, or draw – I think the petro dollar is going to go up or down regardless of these wars.

    I admit that I do not understand the whole petro dollar thing – but I get the feeling that today it has already lost much its importance and value. Will all those unused petro dollars cause a great inflation - does anyone know?

    Most ountries buy fuel from oil ,gas producing countries . They can get by without buying other stuff . Now oil and gas are sold in dollar and can’t be sold in other currency. Only America can print dollars and can do at any rate and amount Other countries can’t It seems akin to a situation like Spain doesn’t travel to Latin America.spain can produce all gold it wants within Spain with the move of a magic wand . Not only that Spain has the right and has the power to call any other gold anywhere in the world as illegal forgery and production or extraction of god as an existential threat to Spain in addition it has got everybody love ,desire and respect Spanish gold as the original earthly gold . Bingo! Now Spain doesn’t have to work ,doesn’t ave o produce anything,manufacture anything . It can enter the amount of gold it has in its books depending on its needs on a given day.
    That’s what American dollar has become through the buying and selling of oil gas in niter national market.

    Any essential commodity can work as oil and gas do. As long as one country has total monopoly and mi,itaryowers muscle to maintain that monopoly It can print its currency out of air without paying the negative costs other currencies do.

    Ghaddafi and Saddam in addition to other reasons were a threat to this arrangement .

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    KA, thanks much for the input on the petro dollar --- Art
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  43. SFG says:
    @dc.sunsets
    Foreign nations should not be lobbying US politicians. Their agents in the USA should be charged with treason.

    Every nation lobbies every other. They have to register as foreign agents, though. AIPAC gets around that.

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  44. Art says:
    @KA
    Most ountries buy fuel from oil ,gas producing countries . They can get by without buying other stuff . Now oil and gas are sold in dollar and can't be sold in other currency. Only America can print dollars and can do at any rate and amount Other countries can't It seems akin to a situation like Spain doesn't travel to Latin America.spain can produce all gold it wants within Spain with the move of a magic wand . Not only that Spain has the right and has the power to call any other gold anywhere in the world as illegal forgery and production or extraction of god as an existential threat to Spain in addition it has got everybody love ,desire and respect Spanish gold as the original earthly gold . Bingo! Now Spain doesn't have to work ,doesn't ave o produce anything,manufacture anything . It can enter the amount of gold it has in its books depending on its needs on a given day.
    That's what American dollar has become through the buying and selling of oil gas in niter national market.

    Any essential commodity can work as oil and gas do. As long as one country has total monopoly and mi,itaryowers muscle to maintain that monopoly It can print its currency out of air without paying the negative costs other currencies do.

    Ghaddafi and Saddam in addition to other reasons were a threat to this arrangement .

    KA, thanks much for the input on the petro dollar — Art

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    Welcome
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  45. KA says:
    @Art
    KA, thanks much for the input on the petro dollar --- Art

    Welcome

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  46. KA [AKA "Carthage"] says:
    @HdC
    If you were to read Pat Buchanan's book Churchill and Hitler, the Unnecessary War, and Michael Walsh's Witness to History, you might change your mind. Hitler achieved one heck of a lot of good in Germany. People still drive on the Autobahn and drive Volkswagens for example.

    Don't let holocautophilia cloud your thinking. HdC

    Hitler’s economic strategy was praised by Keynes

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  47. Ft says:
    @Wally
    Minor detail, it's Kool Aid.

    Thanks.

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  48. joe webb says:

    She fails to follow up on her Neoconservatives Neutralized tantalizing tidbit. She does touch the bases of individual neocons and their squirming, and that is good.

    However, it is possible that the Jewish Century in American foreign policy is finished, or will be so if Trump wins. In other words, what does a home run mean, beyond a handful of stooges being sent out to pasture?

    It could be the Beginning of the End for Jew Power. If they ultimately get blamed for the Jewish Wars, they will be in deep Jewish crap. All the Media jew kings and all their whores will not be able to put humpty dumpty back together again. Jews could be Finished.

    Now that is catnip for the conservative and racialist brain.

    Joe Webb

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  49. aeolius says:
    @Realist
    "GOP Debate: America-First Alliance Emerges; Neoconservatives Neutralized"

    They won't stay neutralized. They have lots of money and are deeply embedded in our government.

    Why do you ignore the fact that all neoconservatives are Jewish?

    Dick Cheney is Jewish?
    Did you actually check to see if he is circumcised?

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    Are you so stupid that you do not know what neocon means??? Neo means new. Con is short for conservative. Dick Cheney has always been a conservative. Circumcision does not prove Jewishness. The fact that most pundits use the term erroneously does not change it true meaning. A more accurate term would be warmonger.
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  50. Realist says:
    @aeolius
    Dick Cheney is Jewish?
    Did you actually check to see if he is circumcised?

    Are you so stupid that you do not know what neocon means??? Neo means new. Con is short for conservative. Dick Cheney has always been a conservative. Circumcision does not prove Jewishness. The fact that most pundits use the term erroneously does not change it true meaning. A more accurate term would be warmonger.

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